Member Spotlight: Christina Ronstadt!

Continuing our new weekly feature on Wednesdays, we have our next Member Spotlight!  Today I’d like you to get to know…

What’s your name?

Christina Ronstadt

Describe your first work out here at Crossfit High Voltage:

 My first workout at CFHV was amazing. I went back and forth about coming and then just went for it. Started on a Tuesday in October 2016, Jose was coaching. I was so impressed how nice and welcoming everyone was. I had no idea what I was doing but kept reminding myself, everybody was once new to CrossFit and I’ll get there.

Before joining High Voltage, when did you know something had to change?

After turning 45 the weight was just piling on, and my confidence was at an all-time low. I didn’t feel like me. I felt weak and just huge. I want to feel strong and powerful, especially as I get older.

Describe your most memorable CrossFit Experience so far.

My most memorable moment was spending my 46th birthday at CFHV for the Open. What an amazing experience. I remember thinking, Now THIS is how you celebrate turning 46!

Outside of High Voltage, what kind of work do you do? Give yourself a plug!

I’m the Director of Marketing for NCM. We are an in theater advertising company.

How has getting in shape changed your professional life?

It’s going to be the reoccurring theme, but the confidence I’ve gained from getting fit has poured into all areas of my life. By participating in CrossFit I am doing things I never thought I could do. I take this feeling of accomplishment into my life at work and at home. I love being an example to my kids. If mom can do it, so can you!

Tell us about an area of your life most impacted by your decision to join High Voltage.

It’s all about the confidence for me. When I was heavier, feeling out of shape and weak I just wanted to hide and be invisible. Now that I’ve lost 25lbs, and am down 2 sizes I feel so confident and happy. I still have work to do, but I’ve completely changed how I interact in the world.

When have you used CrossFit outside of the box?

CrossFit has made my Yoga practice so much stronger, plus lifting and carrying anything from groceries to cat litter, cases of water, you name it. I use my CrossFit gainz every damn day.

Who is your most idolized fellow community member?

OMG so many. I honestly can’t pick just one. Everyone I’ve met has inspired me.

What is your one year or next CrossFit goal?

A pull-up!!!! I’m so close. LOL

What is your favorite & least favorite movement or WOD?

Favorite – deadlift Least Fav – burpees (they are just evil)

What is your favorite cheat meal?

In N Out Burger. So bad, but oh so good.

If you had to describe CFHV in one sentence:

CFHV is fun, fitness, fantastic people and a great path to a healthy strong future.